Hi LINKS,There are different breeds of pigeons that do not get larger wattles. My Italian owls have a very fine wattle and that is what is called for in the show standard. With racing homers if one breeds a family aroung a hen the cock birds in that family will over a period of time get what is called a heney lookGEORGEthe bigger and crustier the waddle, and the ring around the eye. the older the pigeon is. every three years the waddle double in size. at least in my pigeons they do.
That I think would be counting the primary feathers while in the moulting stage for the weining youngs, that woun't help in grown up pigeons.Cotdt,
Good Q! I dont have an answer, sorry, but thanks for bringing it up. Some fanciers here in Bangladesh 'count feathers'....I'm not sure how it works. Does anyone here know about 'counting feathers' to tell the age?...Thanks in advance, YaSin